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Breaking the Poverty Cycle One Belt at a Time: Misha

Mission Friends,

        Armenia is a country approximately the size of Maryland where one-third of the population lives below the poverty line. Much of the population earns their income as subsistence farmers growing only slightly more than their needs in order to sell the surplus. Misha is a 26 year old from the Tsovazard village in Gavar, Armenia. He currently lives with his parents, wife and one-year-old son. Prior to the birth of the their son, Misha’s wife worked as a dental technician but has since stopped to take care of their son. His mother is retired and his father continues working abroad for the Russian Federation. Misha has no higher education but worked for several years at a local lemonade factory. He has since found himself unemployed and turned to farming and agriculture to provide for his family.

        Misha currently owns a private plot of land where he keeps three cows, one bull, three calves, six pigs and ten piglets. His mother - who has vast experience in farming - has been passing on what knowledge she can to her son to give him the best opportunity for success and to help him become the provider he wants to be. To further bolster his productivity, Misha requested a loan of $2,400 USD to buy a hay mowing machine. That loan was fully funded and currently he is well on his way to paying it back and making that money available to other striving entrepreneurs.

        Thank you all for being part of his success by being a part of the Mission. We’re breaking the poverty cycle one belt at a time!

        You can follow up on Misha’s story and learn about other people that have been funded by the Mission Belt family on the Kiva website.



The Mission Belt Co. – Breaking the poverty cycle one belt at a time.



Kiva is an easily accessible platform that helps connect hard working people with a hand up and a small loan. Because the loans are interest free and 98% of them are repaid, the $1 from your Mission Belt purchase could be used to help hundreds of people invest in their dreams and help end the poverty cycle. They really are small loans that change lives.

 
April 04, 2014


Breaking the Poverty Cycle One Belt at a Time: Diep

Mission Friends,

In this installment of “Buy a Belt, Feed a Family” we head over to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to learn more about Diep, a 58 yr. old mother of four. She has been working alongside her husband for the last 8 years by designing and printing advertisements that are then posted on advertising boards he makes. Diep has received two $725 loans which have given her the needed items to grow her business and help her reach greater financial stability. With the success of her first loan she was able to purchase a larger quantity of plastic, paper and other materials increasing her sales.

With her second loan she was able to build upon her first loan’s momentum and increase the size of her business to reach more customers. We are happy to report that Diep has paid back her interest free micro loans and is prospering. The loan she repaid can now be lent out to others seeking a hand up, not a hand out. Thank you all for being part of her success by being a part of the Mission.

We’re breaking the poverty cycle one belt at a time!

 

You can follow up on Diep’s story and learn about other people that have been funded by the Mission Belt family on the Kiva website.

 

The Mission Belt Co. – Breaking the poverty cycle one belt at a time.


Kiva is an easily accessible platform that helps connect hard working people with a hand up and a small loan. Because the loans are interest free and 98% of them are repaid, the $1 from your Mission Belt purchase could be used to help hundreds of people invest in their dreams and help end the poverty cycle. They really are small loans that change lives.
March 18, 2014


2014 March Madness: Mission Belt Bracket Challenge

2014 MARCH MADNESS
MISSION BELT CO. BRACKET CHALLENGE

Enter your bracket in the Mission Belt group on ESPN for a chance to win some gear. The top bracket will win a one-of-a-kind indestructible case of belts. 2nd place will win 2 belts of their choice and 3rd place will win 1 belt of their choice! Hurry and enter before the first game on Thursday!

Link to bracket: http://tinyurl.com/mbetyc3
Link to terms and conditions: http://tinyurl.com/kf4bmnt

Winner will be announced on or around April 14, 2014.

Open to everyone anywhere of any age! However, only two submission per person.

Any submissions made after the first tip off on Thursday will not count toward this contest.

Winners:

Maximum of 3 winners.

Grand Prize: A full case of Mission Belts (3 belts of the individual's choice)

Second Place: 2 belts of the individual's choice

Third Place: 1 belt of the individual's choice

 

If there is a tie: Tie-Breaker For First Prize Winners:

One:
The first tie-breaker will be based upon the following: The Entrant's Predicted Final Score for both participating teams in the National Championship combined that is closest to the actual total points scored by both teams in the National Championship, without exceeding the actual number of total points scored, is the winner.
Two:
If the first tie-breaker does not break the tie, the second tie breaker is as follows: The Entrant's Predicted Final Score for both participating teams in the National Championship combined that is closest to the actual total points scored by both teams in the National Championship, regardless of whether the Entrant's total Predicted Final Score exceeded the actual total of points scored, is the winner.
Three:
If the second tie-breaker does not break the tie, the last tie-breaker is as follows: Earliest date/time of final completion of the potentially winning Challenge Entry Bracket. The date/time determination is based upon the date/time that the potentially winning Challenge Entry Bracket was last saved by Entrant.

Holes are Dumb

 
Another reason why holes are dumb.
Get rid of your holes and buy a Mission Belt.
 
(Photo credit: http://weknowmemes.com/2013/03/kid-jumps-into-deep-puddle-gif/)

Breaking the Poverty Cycle One Belt at a Time: Bernardo

Mission Friends,


Meet Bernardo. He is a 41 yr. old father of three from Villa Domingo, Philippines who was taught in the the livelihood of his parents - farming. He is proud of the work he has now been doing for nearly 20 years and hopes that one day it will provide the means to achieve income stability for him and his family and additional revenue to pay school fees for his children. To reach this goal, Bernardo requested a loan of PHP 30,000 that would allow him to harvest his crops more profitably through the use of fertilizers and insecticides. We are pleased to report that Bernardo has completely repaid this loan and is well on his way to building his family on a solid economic foundation. That money will now be lent out to others who find themselves in the search for economic freedom and who want to break free from the chains of poverty. And so it goes for every dollar from all belt purchases that continue circulating the globe finding their way into the hands of hard working, driven entrepreneurs.

You can follow up on Bernardo’s story as well as check other people that have been funded by the Mission Belt family on the Kiva website.



The Mission Belt Co. – Breaking the poverty cycle one belt at a time.



Kiva is an easily accessible platform that helps connect hard working people with a hand up and a small loan. Because the loans are interest free and 98% of them are repaid, the $1 from your Mission Belt purchase could be used to help hundreds of people invest in their dreams and help end the poverty cycle. They really are small loans that change lives.

From Russia With Love

     Watch out Sochi - Mission Belts are on the scene! With great excitement we announce the raddest belt on the ice - “The Vader.” The perfect compliment to any wardrobe, you can see this styling belt gracing the hips of the men’s Canadian team as they curl their way to victory. No wardrobe malfunctions here - just pure awesomeness.

 

From Russia with love,

Mission Belt Co.

February 11, 2014


Breaking the Poverty Cycle One Belt at a Time: Nadira

Mission Friends,

Here at Mission Belt we’re a pretty happy bunch and we like to see others happy. It’s great to see people smile when they first rock one of our Mission Belts and it really brings it full circle when we see that smile transfer to someone who has been aided by the micro-loans we help finance. Thats why when we came across Nadira’s smiling face, we knew we had to tell her story. Nadira, a 38 year old mother of 3, was trained to be a school teacher but when faced with the decision of how to better provide for her family and increase her income, she turned to farming. After having received her loan, she invested it in fertilizer for her potatoes in hopes of generating enough profit to purchase more cattle for her farm. She is now well on her way to repaying the interest-free loan back and making that money available to others seeking economic independence. Nadira is an awesome entrepreneur with a great dream and we were so happy to be a small part of her success. It’s amazing what hard work, a dream, and a little micro-loan can accomplish.

 


You can follow up on Nadira’s story as well as check other people that have been funded by the Mission Belt family on the Kiva website.



The Mission Belt Co. – Breaking the poverty cycle one belt at a time.



Kiva is an easily accessible platform that helps connect hard working people with a hand up and a small loan. Because the loans are interest free and 98% of them are repaid, the $1 from your Mission Belt purchase could be used to help hundreds of people invest in their dreams and help end the poverty cycle. They really are small loans that change lives.X
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